Elaborate on the Topic for Your Critical ReviewThis assignment will be a continuation of the written assignment from Week One. Research a minimum of three peer-reviewed articles in addition to information from your text on the disorder you chose in Week One. Consider the key classes of drugs used to treat the disorder you chose in Week One and explain their action at the neurotransmitter system involved in the disease process. Analyze and describe the agonist-antagonist activity of the drugs and the receptor types and subtypes involved in the disorder. Elaborate on the receptor agonist-antagonist actions of the drugs and describe the most common side effects seen with these drugs. Evaluate the risk-benefits of drug use for this disorder.The paper:
What are John Watson’s primary critiques of psychology (i.e., the study of consciousness via introspection)? How does he propose to solve these issues? Do you believe that introspection is important in changing behavior? Why or why not? 250 words
Assignment 2 (15.00) due in 24 hrs 250 Words
What was Watson’s view of the environment? Do you agree with his famous statement, “Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specific world to bring them up in, and I’ll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select” (as cited in Hothersall, 2004, p. 479). Why or why not?
For this assignment, you will write your evaluation essay. You are required to submit only your final draft for this assignment (though we encourage all students to take advantage of the additional feedback a draft can provide). Use the grader’s feedback and the rubric to make revisions to your draft before submitting the final. Your second draft will be graded.
Now that you have completed Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, you are in a good position to consider what critics have written about the novel. You will need a total of two critiques (also known as critical analysis essays) for this assignment.
First, use the selection of links below to locate a critical analysis essay written about the 1818 version of Mary Shelley’s novel. You may focus most of your attention on this first critique.
Choose from among these sources:
Romantic Circle’s Critiques:
Professor Sherry Ginn’s critique: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/ipsa/2003/ginn.html
Professor Naomi Hetherington’s critique: http://knarf.english.upenn.edu/Articles/hether.html
The questions in the study guides should have helped you evaluate this criticism in your head. Now it’s time to write it down!
Your evaluation may go more smoothly if you approach the guiding questions in this order:
Evaluate the critic/author:
Who wrote the criticism you read? What credentials does the author have? (If you are using a valid source, you should be able to find these easily; these details are usually just before or at the end of the essay.)
Find the thesis of the article:
What is the thesis of the critical article you’ve chosen? What point does the author want to make about Frankenstein?
Evaluate the thesis:
Do you agree with this thesis? Why or why not? We’ve covered many ideas in the study guides. Can you find points within the guides that support your agreement or disagreement with the critical writer(s)? Look for new supporting information rather than revisiting the same ones the critics have chosen.
Evaluate the support:
Whether you agree or disagree with the thesis, does the critic provide sufficient research from the text and outside references to make a strong case? What does the article have for support from the text or outside sources? In your opinion, what makes these references valid? Do you feel the author uses this support properly?
Next, locate a second critique about the novel that includes ideas somewhat similar (genre classification, for instance) to any of the discussions you have in your essay. The second critique can either support or refute any of the claims in your paper. The objective of this portion of the essay is to further support your opinion of the primary critic’s thesis or support. Therefore, for example, if you choose a secondary article that refutes any of your claims, you will need to counteract those ideas to bring the focus of your essay back in alignment with your essay’s thesis (your personal opinion of how the primary critic is either correct or incorrect in his or her thesis claim and/or how the first critic is either effective or ineffective in his or her support). Every discussion in this essay should ultimately support the claim you make in your thesis.
For instance, if the first critic argues that Shelley’s writing is juvenile, and if you agree, does the second critic also support this thesis? How so? If the second critic does not support your assessment of the first critic’s thesis, what evidence can you use from the text to argue that the second critic is incorrect? Consider another example: if the first critic believes the novel is autobiographical, and if you disagree, does the second critic help you argue you own view of the first critic’s thesis? If so, how? Perhaps the second critic disagrees with your view and feels the novel is autobiographical– if that’s the case, be prepared to use evidence from the text to refute the second critic’s thesis and support your own argument. Using two critiques in this way will allow you to create a polished, comprehensive Evaluation Essay that allows you to connect your own ideas to those of seasoned critics.
In addition to addressing each of the evaluative components above, develop your essay so it has a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. You must include an evaluative thesis statement both the introduction and the conclusion. Ensure that each of your claims are supported with valid evidence from the literary criticism you have chosen,the novel, Frankenstein, and/or the study guides.
Using proper MLA2 style, insert parenthetical citations for all borrowed information in addition to a Works Cited page for Frankenstein and your chosen literary critiques; you are not required to cite the study guides if you use them.
Helpful Hints: For a thesis statement, try answering a question like: How and how well does this piece of criticism state and support its argument regarding Frankenstein?
You might use these as possible guidelines in crafting your thesis statement:
(Critic, aka author of the critique) uses (add critic title) to (add an adjective to describe the effectiveness of the argument such as “adequately” or “inadequately”) argue that (add critic’s thesis) by (explain why and/or include your support).
(Critic)’s (add critique title) (add an adjective to describe the effectiveness of the argument such as “adequately” or “inadequately”) argue that (add critic’s thesis) because (explain why and/or include your support).
More specific thesis examples:
John Smith uses “Frankenstein Critique Essay” to adequately argue that Victor’s mother created the first monster by coddling Victor as a boy.
John Smith’s “Frankenstein Critique Essay” does not effectively argue that Victor’s mother created the first monster because the novel Frankenstein too strongly supports inherent good or bad, which means nurturing roles cannot be held responsible.
The guidelines for this assignment are:
Length: This assignment should be a minimum of 3 typed pages or at least 750 words.
Header: Include a header in the upper left-hand corner of your writing assignment with the following information:
Your first and last name
Course Title (Composition II)
Assignment name (Evaluation Essay, Writing Assignment 4)
MLA-style source documentation and Works Cited
Your last name and page number in the upper-right corner of each page
Standard font (TimesNewRoman, Calibri)
Title, centered after heading
1” margins on all sides
Save the file using one of the following extensions: .docx, .doc, .rtf, or .txt
Underline your thesis statement in the introductory paragraph.
Reminder: You need at least two critiques in addition to the novel in Works Cited in order to receive the highest score. In other words, you need three sources total in cited in the essay and on the Works Cited page in order to earn the maximum points in the corresponding column on the grading rubric. Failure to meet the source minimum will result in a severe decrease in your grade.
For this assessment, consider you were recently promoted to an executive level position in your organization. The organization has a highly regarded management training and development program led by its human resources department. As part of that, the HR team works individually with each new executive to create a customized development plan. One component of that is that the HR team asks each new executive to create a personal SWOT analysis. New executives are typically familiar with a SWOT analysis (analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) from their past educational and professional experience, but typically think of that tool as applied to an organization rather than applied personally.
You too are probably already familiar with the business practice of conducting a SWOT analysis, but you are encouraged to conduct independent research on this term as necessary. Complete an abbreviated version of a SWOT analysis on your own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Use the criteria below as a guide for your analysis. You will use your SWOT analysis results to complete this assessment.
Briefly identify and describe your top five strengths. When you think about your areas of strength, be sure to consider:
Advantages (skills, education, experience) you have that others do not.
The achievements you are most proud of.
Things you do better than anyone else.
Special connections you may have.
Resources that are available to you.
Be sure to consider how others see you as well as how you see yourself.
Briefly identify and describe three areas of weakness. Some things to consider might be:
Tasks you avoid doing because you do not feel confident doing them.
Negative work habits, such as often being late, disorganized, or easily stressed.
Your level of confidence in your skills, education, or experience.
Personality traits that might hold you back. For example, do you have a fear of public speaking, yet work where you are expected to conduct meetings regularly?
Just as with your strengths, be sure to consider how others see you.
Briefly identify and describe at least two opportunities for growth. It may help you to think about:
Do you have a network of influential contacts?
Is there a need in your company or industry that no one has been able to fill?
Are there trends in your company that you could use to your advantage?
Can you offer solutions to problems within your company?
Briefly identify and describe at least two threats you are facing. These may be in the form of:
Obstacles you are facing at work.
Competition for positions or projects.
A major change in the nature of your job.
Determine how the results of your SWOT analysis might be used in both a workplace setting and in the community and complete an analysis paper describing that. Be sure to address the following:
Analyze the leadership style or characteristics you see reflected in your strengths.
Analyze how you can apply the leadership style or characteristics to overcome perceived weaknesses.
Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to explore opportunities.
Analyze how you can use the leadership style or characteristics to overcome threats and provide specific strategies to accomplish that.
Evaluate the relationship between individual strengths, leadership style or characteristics, and workplace setting. As part of that, associate the leadership style or characteristics represented in your strengths with the type of work you believe would best support them.
Analyze how well your current career fits your leadership style.
Include your SWOT analysis as an appendix. Note: The SWOT analysis will not be graded directly.
Given the intended audience for your SWOT and overall leadership analysis, it should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. It should be approximately 3–5 pages in length. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.
Academic Integrity and APA Formatting
As a reminder related to using APA rules to ensure academic honesty:
When using a direct quote (using exact or nearly exact wording), you must enclose the quoted wording in quotation marks, immediately followed by an in-text citation. The source must then be listed in your references page.
When paraphrasing (using your own words to describe a non-original idea), the paraphrased idea must be immediately followed by an in-text citation and the source must be listed in your references page
Read the “Efficacy of Executive Coaching in Times of Organisational Change” article, and in 1,000-1,250 words, do the following:
Provide a brief summary of the article’s main points.
Compare quantitative and qualitative measures listed in the article.
Explain how the article related to coaching and organizational culture.
Write five reflective questions a coach could ask the executive to help identify strengths, weaknesses, and untapped potential within an organization or company.
Explain why you chose the questions you did.
Use three to five scholarly resources to support your explanations.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide
The purpose of this discussion is to think through how aspects of human development impact the effectiveness of counseling programs, focusing on how those programs might be adapted for people at particular stages in their lives.
Chapter 11 of your Development Through Life text includes a focus on how work and career development issues impact early adulthood. Consider this aspect of the human development trajectory and specific ways in which it impacts career development and career choices. The articles in this unit address theories in career counseling.
Consider individuals in the early adult phase of development (ages 24–34). In what ways might career planning programs be particularly helpful for this population of adults who find themselves at crossroads in their career decisions?
For your initial post in this discussion, imagine that you are in a position to develop a career planning program for young adults (ages 24–34) in your specialization. Create an outline of how you might go about each of the following steps in developing this program, pointing out how your approach would specifically address the needs of those considering a new career or career change:
Planning the program.
Organizing the program at the beginning
Determining the initial requirements to implement the program (people, funds, space, approvals, et cetera).
Projecting the resources required to administer the program on a daily and weekly basis.
Evaluating the success of the program, including the kinds of results you would look for to measure its effectiveness.
Since my EBP is proposing nursing intervention through provision of medication education to improve adherence to oral therapies used for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, the independent variable that will be measured is frequency of patient medication education provided by nursing; quality/content and length of education; tools/means used in providing education and patient understanding of therapy management.
The dependent variable to be measured is patient satisfaction with treatment and ability to manage therapy independently.
It is important to know how patients feel about their care and treatment, because patients’ satisfaction with treatment and ability to manage therapy independently would be an indication that patient is happy with care being provided, understands treatment modalities / requirements and are likely to comply. Satisfaction with treatment, in this case, will also, mean decreased adverse reactions to treatment from improper use of medication, found to be a major reason for discontinuing treatment due to insufficient counselling and education on medication use. ( Alami, Hervouet, Poiraudeau, Briot, Roux, 2016)
My EBP project is designed around the idea that the level of safety of the nursing environment directly impacts the ability of a healthcare organization to recruit and retain good nurses. The safety of the environment includes both safety from the aspect of potential violence committed against healthcare employees by patients and visitors, and the violence of nurse to nurse bullying. It has long been known that nurses are often not friendly or helpful with new nurses, and my goal is to show that having a supportive environment that promotes a safe and secure environment along with a strong anti-bullying message is vital to the retention of nurses.
The independent variables are the education of nursing to the new anti-bullying stance of management, the involvement of management in the promotion of new policies related to bullying, and the immediate response of all staff and management when bullying occurs. A zero tolerance policy must be in place. Also enhancing the safety of the environmnt by improved lighting, signage, and the addition of cameras, locked entrances to patient areas, and increased visability of security personel.
Research Union Pacific Railroad (you are encouraged to use a myriad of reputable sources, including the company’s website.) Perform an analysis of the social/demographic, technological, economic, environmental/geographic, and political/legal/governmental segments(as discussed in the textbook) to understand the general environment facing Union Pacific. Describe how Union Pacific will be affected by each of these external factors.
1) Perform an analysis of the social/demographic, technological, economic, environmental/geographic, and political/legal/governmental segments to understand the general environment facing Union Pacific.
2) Describe how Union Pacific will be affected by each of these external factors.
Be sure to respond to at least one (1) other student and/or myself student (more responses may be required to get your percentage to 100%)
Slavery will hone your abilities to search and compile a response to the prompts provided below by describing the dynamics of slavery. Although slavery had existed among African peoples prior to the European slave trade, the status of slaves in Africa was much different than that of slaves as a result of the trade. The condition of the latter took a different path from the start. The transition of this status in the colonies is illustrated through primary sources as seen with several Acts of the Virginia Commonwealth. Research suggests that British North America saw the economic benefit of slavery and adopted “the Peculiar Institution” with slavery at the heart of their success. However, different viewpoints on slavery would soon lead to one of the greatest conflicts on American soil – the American Civil War.
Locate the webpage Acts of the Virginia Commonwealth on the PBS site Slavery and the Making of America: The Slave Experience. Use the following keywords in your search: acts of Virginia Commonwealth slave experience. Read the information on this page. Feel free also to locate and incorporate additional scholarly sources to respond to this case study.
Construct the case study by responding to the following prompts:
Describe in what ways the practice of slavery was different between Africans and Europeans?
Explain how the length of service of slaves (servants being brought into the colony without indentures or covenants) change between 1642 and 1705?
How was the status of children born to slaves by white men determined?
Describe in what ways were slaves treated similarly to property (regarding the right of possession, damage to property, etc.)?
As the author of the Declaration of Independence, analyze Jefferson’s viewpoint of slavery and abolition of slavery.
Make sure to cite and reference sources. Make sure that the writing is clear, well-developed, and free from spelling and grammatical errors. Please note that part of your grade is to include a documented example of the primary source.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or references page)
12-point Times New Roman font
Use in-text citations that correspond with your end references
Implementation Plan: Part 1
For Part 1, describe the company that you selected, the products/services they offer, and the history of the company. Next, analyze the company’s strategy, mission, and organizational structure.
In your analysis, include the following:
1. What does the strategy, mission, and organizational structure say about the company?
2. What are the positive aspects of the strategy, mission, and organizational structure?
3. What are the company’s short-term and long-term goals?
4. What are ways to improve the strategy, mission, and organizational structure?
Much of the information you will need to complete this segment can be found in the case study in the textbook. However, you are welcome to conduct further outside research as needed. Some details, such as the short-term and long-term goals, may not be explicitly stated. Please use your best judgement and analytical skills to determine that information.
Your project must be a minimum of two full pages in length, not including the title and reference pages. Include an introduction paragraph.